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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Looking for a SE Denver Buyer agent willing to work for about $5k on a large purchase
But then again...there are sub-par agents out there who do such little business and are so desperate for a commission that you might just find someone. But then....you get what you pay ... more
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Jim Garcia |…, Real Estate Pro in Castle Rock, CO
Jim Garcia | Castle Rock Homes answered:
Considering a Move to Castle Rock, CO from Chicago
Michelle,

I am a Broker who specializes in this area and work with many relocation people. You will love the tax rate here compared to Chicago. Pennies on the dollar with real estate ... more
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Chriscillian, Home Seller in Castle Rock, CO
Chriscillian answered:
Interested in Castle Rock area - moving from Boulder
Hi there,

We live on a 10-acre ranch just 8 minutes from the Plum Creek Parkway exit in Castle Rock. It's zoned A1, has a 1200 sf barn, 2 acres fenced for animals, a chicken coop, a ... more
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Gerald Feens…, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Gerald Feenstra answered:
I just reviewed Kristen Winkler and I do not want my full name displayed, how can I edit my review?
Hi Jason,

If you go into your profile you can edit your account info. If you change your username it will change whatever will show up on the reviews you leave. If you aren't able to ... more
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Jim Garcia |…, Real Estate Pro in Castle Rock, CO
Jim Garcia | Castle Rock Homes answered:
First time home buyers. Interested in knowing why there are so many foreclosures and if its different than buying a normal for sale home?
Buying a bank foreclosure can be tricky with lots of unknown items and currently they are expensive. Banks want you to buy the house "as-is". What if the roof has hail damage, furnace h ... more
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Jim Garcia |…, Real Estate Pro in Castle Rock, CO
Jim Garcia | Castle Rock Homes answered:
Looking to hear from residents in the The Meadows area of Castle Rock...
Castle Rock is in the process of building a high tech area to attract businesses. They have a building plans, location and comcast fiber cable already in place. So you drive from Little ... more
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Jim Garcia |…, Real Estate Pro in Castle Rock, CO
Jim Garcia | Castle Rock Homes answered:
Are there lenders in Colorado that do not require two years of rental income to qualify for a mortgage?
Different lenders will have different requirements depending upon which mortgage program you go after. But be careful. About 40% of all properties that go under contract in this area co ... more
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Jim Garcia |…, Real Estate Pro in Castle Rock, CO
Jim Garcia | Castle Rock Homes answered:
When buying a new home, to be constructed, when do the loan payments start? When I take possession after it's built?
If you are doing a construction to perm loan, payments will depend on your lenders requirements with that loan package. If you go under contract with a builder to buy when the house is ... more
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Jim Garcia |…, Real Estate Pro in Castle Rock, CO
Jim Garcia | Castle Rock Homes answered:
Looking for a home in Castle Rock/Parker area. Ranch (w/basement), 3 br, 2.5 bath, 3 car garage, $300-$375k, preferably no, or low, HOA.
Most of the sub divisions in Castle Rock and Parker will have HOAs except for the older (and sometimes more remote) areas. HOA prices can vary significantly depending upon the services. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 17, 2015 Home Buying in Castle Rock
Frank Nuebel…, Real Estate Pro in Centennial, CO
Frank Nuebel Buyer's Agent answered:
Can someone recommend an attorney in Ormond beach,florida to help with a new house built,(dirt start) ?
I think both of these are good answers. However if you had referrals to use you might have already gone to them. Since this is showing in the area of Castle Rock, CO you would be best t ... more
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Robert McGui…, Real Estate Pro in Denver, CO
Robert McGuire answered:
do you recommend lease to own or purchase?
David,

I am not a big fan of lease options. Especially from the buyer's perspective. There are many rules and specifications tha are normally all weighted for the seller. In this mar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 1, 2014 Home Buying in 80109
hn2see, Home Buyer in Ormond Beach, FL
hn2see answered:
Do I need an attorney when buying existing new construction?
Can someone recommend an attorney in Ormond beach,florida to help with a new house built (dirt start).?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 1, 2014 Home Buying in Castle Rock
Kristen Wink…, Real Estate Pro in Denver CO 80108, CO
Kristen Winkler answered:
Moving to Colorado in 2016 (potentially Castle Rock), wondering what neighborhoods are recommended for checking out?
Since you have a family with children, I would look strongly at Douglas County (Castle Rock, Castle Pines & Highlands Ranch in particular). You can research the schools as they all hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 31, 2014 Home Buying in Castle Rock
Roxanne Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Castle Rock, CO
Roxanne Fitzgerald answered:
how do I find a house in Castle Rock - I believe it is called Champion's Court or something - patio homes in Plum Creek??
Hello Katheryn:

The best way to find a home is to hire a full time professional agent. They can help you navigate through the entire process, including locating your future home.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 8, 2014 Home Buying in 80104
Rob Meissner,  in Castle Rock, CO
Rob Meissner answered:
Home value 318K at 2500 ft. Finish basement would make 3700. Would add how much to value?
Hello. This would increase the Finished Price Per Sq. Foot. I am of the opinion that you never get back out of the sale the money that you put into finishing the basement. Is the bas ... more
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Robert McGui…, Real Estate Pro in Denver, CO
Robert McGuire answered:
As a Realtor, how do you feel about writing a BPO. Is it worth the time?
Audrey,

Good question. I have stayed away from them so as not to get distracted from my real goals and purpose. But the good answer below may make me rethink it especially if I happe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 16, 2013 Home Buying in 80108
Sarah Maronn, Real Estate Pro in Fort Collins, CO
Sarah Maronn answered:
where is laundry, can trees be cleared around the house? Is there an entrance on back of house?
If this is in regards to 2323 Morningview lane, the laundry is upstairs. There is an entrance on the back of the house. Clearing trees is a possibility but requires HOA approval.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 10, 2013 Home Buying in Castle Rock
Jim Garcia |…, Real Estate Pro in Castle Rock, CO
Jim Garcia | Castle Rock Homes answered:
Is there gas heating in the 80108 zip code for homes around the 400,000?
There are two natural gas companies that service Castle Rock, depending upon the location. They can tell you if they service a location based on address. Contact information listed belo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 28, 2013 Home Buying in Castle Rock
Cory Fitzsim…, Real Estate Pro in Golden, CO
Cory Fitzsimmons answered:
Are you willing to a wait an longer for a short sale approval at a discounted rate, or would you prefer to move in quickly at market rates?
This is a question is for buyers since I work for them. With that said, SS are getting more streamlined and the process more refined with most lenders so the process is not as drawn as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 5, 2013 Home Buying in Castle Rock
Cory Fitzsim…, Real Estate Pro in Golden, CO
Cory Fitzsimmons answered:
I want to make an offer on a home under Duetsche care that is being foreclosed on #670632205040 in castle
Not sure what you are referring to, I will need more info from you. Give me a call and I can help point you in the right direction.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 5, 2013 Home Buying in Castle Rock
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